Opera

Marie-Nicole Lemieux - Rossini: Opera Arias & Duets (Live) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Marie-Nicole Lemieux - Rossini: Opera Arias & Duets (Live) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:32 minutes | 1.40 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

“Rossini has been a revelation for me,” says Canadian contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux. The first fruit of her exclusive Erato contract is this live recording from Montpellier of arias and duets from Tancredi, Semiramide, L’italiana in Algeri and other serious and comic operas by the composer. She is joined by soprano Patrizia Ciofi and conductor Enrique Mazzola, also her partners for a 2014 staging of Tancredi in Paris, which prompted La Croix to praise her as “a generous artist with a voice that is both ample and easily produced across its entire tessitura … from the depths to top notes that flash like a cavalier’s sabre.”

The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Opera  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at April 19, 2017
The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Opera

The NPR Curious Listener's Guide to Opera by William Berger
2002 | ISBN: 0399527435 | English | 240 pages | PDF/EPUB | 4 MB/0.3 MB

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella At The Opera House (1960)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at April 18, 2017
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella At The Opera House (1960)

Ella Fitzgerald - Ella At The Opera House (1960)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 18 Tracks | 59:14 | 144 MB
Genre: Jazz, Swing, Vocal Jazz | Label: Verve Records

Taken from a Jazz at the Philharmonic tour, Ella Fitzgerald is backed by pianist Oscar Peterson, guitarist Herb Ellis, bassist Ray Brown, and drummer Jo Jones on two well-rounded sets. Actually, the two dates are quite similar, with eight of the nine songs being repeated (although the second "Stompin' at the Savoy" and "Oh, Lady Be Good" find her backed by a riffing eight-horn all-star group), so this album is mostly recommended to her greatest fans. However, the music is wonderful, there are variations between the different versions, and her voice was at its prime.
Julia Lezhneva, Concerto Köln & Mikhail Antonenko - Graun: Opera Arias (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Julia Lezhneva, Concerto Köln & Mikhail Antonenko - Graun: Opera Arias (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:06 minutes | 1.16 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Julia Lezhneva presents 11 World Premiere Recordings in her new album of Carl Heinrich Graun (1704-1759), one of the most important German composers of Italian baroque opera but almost unknown today.

In Search of Opera (Princeton Studies in Opera)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by thingska at March 26, 2017
In Search of Opera (Princeton Studies in Opera)

In Search of Opera (Princeton Studies in Opera) by Carolyn Abbate
English | 2003 | ISBN: 0691117314 | 290 Pages | PDF | 28.50 MB

VA - Opera Gold: 100 Great Tracks (2016)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at March 26, 2017
VA - Opera Gold: 100 Great Tracks (2016)

VA - Opera Gold: 100 Great Tracks (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 07:15:40 | 2,07 Gb
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Decca | Catalog: 002503602

Decca, the opera company, presents a premium collection of the 100 most beautiful opera tracks on 6 CDs. Enjoy classic arias and overtures, performed by the greatest opera stars of all time. This is a fine compendium of opera's "greatest hits" by great singers including Pavarotti, Bartoli, Caballe, Horne and Sutherland from opera's latest "golden age" in the last decades of the 1900s. They're all there on six CDs, from Pavarotti's great "Nessun Dorma" to Sutherland's "Casta Diva."
Beggars Opera – Waters Of Change (1971) Vertigo/6360 054 – DE Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Beggars Opera – Waters Of Change
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz | 900mb & 200mb
Label: Vertigo/6360 054 | Released: 1971 | This Issue: 1974 | Genre: Progressive-Rock

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
Swimming in mellotron
“Waters of change” was Beggar’s opera’s best album in my opinion, full of strong melodies and well constructed songs. Having introduced themselves with the innovative, classically driven “Act one”, the band invested in a mellotron, which instantly became the dominant instrument in their sound. The band moved away from the intricate symphonic prog of their first album, towards the art rock of the Moody Blues and Barclay James Harvest.
V.A. - Opera Gold: 100 Great Tracks From Decca The Opera Company (6CDs, 2016)

V.A. - Opera Gold: 100 Great Tracks From Decca The Opera Company (6CDs, 2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1.07 GB | Covers 73.4 Mb
Label: Decca | Release Year: 2016

Decca, the opera company, presents a premium collection of the 100 most beautiful Opera tracks on 6 CDs. Enjoy classic arias and overtures, performed by the greatest opera stars of all time. Artists include Pavarotti, Bartoli, Fischer-Dieskau, Tebaldi, Calleja, Sutherland, Bergonzi, Ghiaurov, Freni, Nilsson, del Monaco, Domingo, Horne, Te Kanawa, Solti, von Karajan, Terfel, Price, Caballe, Kaufmann, Gheorghiu and more.
Gurzenich-Orchester Cologne, Cologne Opera Chorus, Dmitrij Kitajenko - Tchaikovsky: Iolanta (2015)

Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowsky: Jolanthe (2015) 2CDs
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, Chor der Oper Köln; Dmitrij Kitajenko, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 469 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 250 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: OEHMS | # OC963 | Time: 01:47:27

The world premieres of Iolanta and The Nutcracker took place on 18 December 1892 at St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre. “The execution of both,” wrote the composer to his brother Anatoly the next day, “was magnificent, and that of the ballet perhaps too magnificent – its brilliance made one’s eyes tired.” Gustav Mahler conducted the first performance of the one-act opera outside Russia on 3 January 1893 in Hamburg and also directed the Viennese premiere of Iolanta on 22 March 1900.
Opera Lafayette, Ryan Brown - Francois-Andre Danican Philidor: Les Femmes Vengees (2015)

Opera Lafayette, Ryan Brown - Francois-Andre Danican Philidor: Les Femmes Vengees (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:20 | 326 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.660353

The first performances of Les Femmes Vengées (The Avenged Women) in 1775 restored the fortunes of Francois-André Danican Philidor, which had been wavering since the great success of Tom Jones a decade earlier. His opéra-comique, which foreshadows the plot of Mozarts Così fan tutte (Mozart had been in Paris during the first performances of Philidors work), offers delicious opportunities for mock-indignation and repartee in its arias and ensembles. This recording presents the complete music. Opera Lafayette and Ryan Browns recording of Philidors Sancho Pança [8.660274] was hailed as a witty, authentic interpretation by the American Record Guide.